Speedway Shots photo.
The schedule for the 23rd season of NLRA racing has been released, and it currently features 16 events at eight area tracks. The season is set to begin on Friday night, June the 5th, at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. This will be the first of five visits to the Bullring in 2020.
Aaron Turnbull and Shane Edginton battle for the lead at the John Seitz Memorial. Mike Spieker photo.
It was another exciting John Seitz Memorial at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, with Jake Redetzke winning the 'Prelude to the Johnny' on Thursday night, while Brad Seng captured his fourth NLRA championship, and the pole for the 92-lap finale on Saturday night by winning Friday's 'Go Hard Or Go Home' Pole Dash. But is was Estevan, Saskatchewan's Aaron Turnbull that came away as the weekend's big winner, by scoring his first John Seitz Memorial victory.
Brad Seng (12S), Dustin Strand (71), and Shane Edginton (4), battle for the lead at River Cities last Friday night.
The trio will head into Thursday night separated by 66 points. Mike Spieker photo.
This Thursday night, September the 5th, the 22nd season of NLRA action comes to a close with the ninth running of the 'Prelude to the Johnny,' kicking off the three-day, thirteenth annual John Seitz Memorial, which honors our three-time series champion, the late great John Seitz, whom we lost in 2007. Thursday's race allows the Grand Forks based series to crown its' series champion on home turf, the high-banked, quarter-mile River Cities Speedway.
Donny Schatz celebrates after his NLRA win Friday night at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fastlane Car Wash Rocket, won his third NLRA feature of the season Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is his tenth career NLRA win, as he went on to win the World of Outlaws Sprint Car feature as well, the fourth time he has won both features on the same night.
Dustin Strand (71), Brandon Fuller (F9), and Brody Troftgruben (14) go three wide last Friday night. Speedway Shots photo.
This Friday night, the series returns to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the fourth time in 2019, to co-headline with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The event is scheduled to be the 41st series race at the high-banked, quarter-mile Bullring on the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds.
Brad Seng with his family and crew in victory lane last Friday night. Adrienne Spieker photo.
Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, scored his first NLRA series victory of 2019 last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The win is also his series best 37th overall, and 50th at River Cities in the Late Model division.
Tom Corcoran (T1) and Brody Troftgruben (14) battle at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.
This Friday night, the NLRA returns to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the third time of the 2019 season. The high-banked, quarter-mile Bullring will be hosting the series for the 40th time, second on the all-time list, as the track joins the Viking Speedway on the forty plus visits list, as the series has visited Alexandria 43 times.
Dustin Strand and family in victory lane at River Cities on Sunday. Mike Spieker photo.
Dustin Strand, driver of the No. 71 Q&Z Plumbing & Heating Millenium SRT, won his first NLRA feature of the season Sunday evening at the River Cities Speedway during the waning hours of the Greater Grand Forks Fair. The win is Strand's 19th with the series, as the three-time and defending series champion is now one win away from becoming the fifth member of the series twenty win club.
Shane Edginton (4) and Dustin Strand (71) battle at River Cities on opening night. Mike Spieker photo.
This Sunday, the NLRA season continues with the second of five visits to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Sunday's event is scheduled to be the 39th NLRA event at the high-banked, three-tenths mile "Bullring" on the Greater Grand Forks Fairgrounds. This event will headline the final hours of this year's edition of the Greater Grand Forks Fair.
Donny Schatz takes the checkered flag last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.
Donny Schatz, driver of the No. 15 Fargo Petro Rocket, picked up the win in the NLRA portion of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at the River Cities Speedway on Friday night. The win was Schatz's eighth with the club, moving him into a tie on the all-time wins list with the man he defeated for the win, Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P MarKit County Grain Victory.